On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I take you shopping to show you healthy on the go snacks at the grocery store.
I show you which snacks are decent, and what’s not.
When that happens, you should hit up the nearest grocery store for these healthier snack options.
As I was packing up and getting ready to go back home after my trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I was thinking about one thing that a lot of people ask me.
I never know what to eat in the airport. What do I eat when I’m traveling?
First of all, it’s important to be prepared with healthy snacks before you go to the airport.
So on my way to the airport, I stopped at the grocery store to show you the healthy on the go snack options I’m eating while traveling back home.
Join me as we hit the grocery store to find some healthy snacks for the flight home.
When shopping for healthy snack foods, a lot of people think protein bars are a good option.
Well, you may be surprised that I didn’t buy a protein bar.
It’s true, protein bars are a quick and easy, on the go healthy snack food.
Unfortunately, you have to be careful with protein bars.
The first step in picking out a healthy protein bar is to look at the ingredients list.
The first ingredient in many protein bars is soy protein.
Soy protein is not a good healthy option since it is the lowest quality grade of protein.
Soy protein = fail.
If you’re looking for a healthy protein bar option, look out for these requirements.
I don’t eat store bought protein bars often, but when I do, one of the brands I look for is Quest.
Unfortunately, the grocery store did not have Quest or any other healthy protein bar options.
So the protein bar section was a fail.
No, no, no, no.
Skip the majority of the interior aisles.
This is where the majority of the unhealthy packaged crackers, cookies, and other sugar products are found.
You should also skip the chips aisle, unless you find healthy pork rinds or nuts.
Nuts including, macadamias, walnuts, almonds, etc are good healthy on the go snacks at the grocery store.
Natural unsalted raw nuts are one of the healthiest types, but if you want flavor, go with a salted and roasted kind.
Nuts with one ingredient = win
I also prefer the nuts to be packaged in single serving portion sizes, since you won’t over consume them.
When it comes to hydration, load up on water when traveling.
Water = win
An alternative to a protein bar would be drinking a pre-mixed protein shake.
However, as with anything in a package, it’s important to first look at the ingredients.
As you can see, this ingredients list looks like a science experiment.
Even though the macros are okay, there is a lot of crap in this protein shake.
But, I would still consider this protein shake a better option than a high sugar soy protein bar.
Soy protein is a low quality protein and bars that contain it usually don’t contain enough protein.
These so called protein bars are high in sugar and basically a glorified candy bar.
Even though the pre-made protein shake contains unnatural ingredients, it would still be a better option than a soy protein bar.
Pre-made protein shake = win (somewhat)
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Another on the go protein snack option is beef jerky.
Most conventional beef jerky brands contain a few unhealthy ingredients, such as MSG.
Again, this is not the best option, but it would be better than a sugar filled chocolate bar.
So grab yourself some beef jerky.
Beef jerky = win (kind of)
On the same shelves, close to the beef jerky, you may also find trail mix.
A low sugar and sodium trail mix is another good healthy on the go snack option.
However, since I already have some healthy fats from the almonds and protein from the pre-made protein shake, I’m good for snacks on the flight.
Based on this, I’m going to pass on the trail mix this time.
Trail mix = win (just watch out for added sugar and salt)
Of course, another good pick up for on the go healthy snacks are vegetables and fruit, such as apples.
I already have some apples leftover from the condo I was staying, so I’ll just bring one of those.
Fruit and vegetables = win
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